"Interview avec Gabriela Carrizo."
El Viento del Cine (video)
"Mother is an enormously intelligent work, its images deep and resonant, coming back to haunt you long after the show."
"Bélgica, meca de la vanguardia."
"Moeder (Mother)’s imagery is a brilliant mix of naturalistic observation and weirdness, sometimes gruesome and often very funny."
"The virtuosity of the dancers is always impressive, and [Moeder] is always a feast for the eyes."
The Reviews Hub
"Riveting, imaginative dance theatre that explores the uncanny side of motherhood." **** (4 stars)
"Peeping Tom bring Moeder to London International Mime Festival." (article)
The Sunday Times
"Their productions swirl with strange, surreal images. They swing from silly to unsettling in a few steps, until audiences are bamboozled. These are shows that refuse to be shaken off."
"Theatre: The best of the year 2017"
"Memories about mother, drifting in time and space." (article)
"The company manages to hypnotise the audience again and again. Apparent irrationality and surreal scenes, in which an almost slapstick humour is surprising, form a kind of nightmare that disturbs and fascinates at the same time."
"In Moeder, the absurd and the unintelligible open up a crack in the daily fiction to show humanity in its vivid, visceral plainness. The brilliant interpreters are shaken to their cores by pain, jumping backwards, drowning in concrete floors and getting sucked up by walls. Nobody escapes the unbearable fragility of existence."
"Gabriela Carrizo’s direction induces a dream state. She goes to work on your subconscious. […] Seeing Moeder, I struggled to remember the last time I felt so brilliantly all at sea in a theatre."
What's on Stage
"[Moeder] is brilliant in all its simplicity. But at the same time furiously cleverly done."
"The dancers of the work are of the highest level"
"It's challenging and exciting to be in the audience, and it's one of those shows you'd like to see again."
Den 4 Vaeg
"To describe the work of Peeping Tom, the words “dream” and “nightmare” are not sufficient: they are in the middle, in that infinite limbo oscillating between the summit and the terrifying."
"The show works perfectly through striking metaphors, powerful allegories and images that linger in our thoughts for a long time. And the artists are simply dazzling."
"Guided by characters abducted by their own inner urges, the public attends a proposal of technical rigor and expressive design that allows you to watch with fascination, between the familiar and the strange, in a landscape where women drown dry, where the painted heart bleeds and where coffee machines reveal the absolute solitude of men and human beings."
Teatro Critico Universal
"[Moeder] opens up repeated emotional floodgates. There are those who laugh loudly, there are those who cry silently, some who are frightened without fear of denouncing themselves. In Moeder, there is not much to hide."
"Never completely free of humor, Moeder is the embodiment of love, desire, and inner revolt with the perverted means of physicality, play and sound. Aesthetic through precise direction. Brilliant!"
"The piece is very humane, with performers with an extreme precision regarding placement and acting, of which some are also and above all breathtaking dancers with incredible movements."
"Dream and reality, comedy and tragedy, dance/theatre and music intertwine on a damned rhythm throughout this twirling saraband, at the same time impeccably arranged and totally torn to pieces."
"Peeping Tom is one of the most enjoyable dance companies of the moment. Technically outstanding. Funny. Shocking. Stunning. Living. And above all excellent."
"Seldom will you be able to see on a stage a talent similar to that of this company."
"An abstract fresco of unexpected sensations and movements that challenges the fascinatingly flexible anatomy of its dancers." (video)
"In Moeder, as in Vader, the dancers and actors are stunning, both choreographically and dramatically." *****
"The performers are enlightened by a body language pushed to the extreme: the bodies twist, contort, bend savagely, struggle in a pool of sounds, for the benefit of breathtaking surrealist scenes."
"In seemingly trivial settings - a retirement home for Vader, an apartment-museum in Moeder - vertebral columns for the evolution of the characters, the spectacular excesses formidably encircled by Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier testify to the aesthetic and human scale of their vision since their beginnings."
"The beauty and originality of this danced theater lies in the tender and raw gaze on each character laid bare in an ultra-precise direction, sometimes outraged extravagance and perfectly controlled agitation."
"The performers are absolutely dazzling. The ensemble is of a rare intelligence, as much by the musical and vocal treatment as by a striking choreographic vocabulary."
"What makes Peeping Tom productions so interesting, is their detailed analysis of the human behavior."
"The scenes of Moeder remind us of distorted dreams or memories, all made into a parallel universe David Lynch could learn from."
"Moeder (Mother) is almost an explosion of all senses, with vigorous dance theater about an expectant birth and a bitter good bye, about the primal power of giving birth to the rage over loss."
"A classic but nonetheless touching, engaging and even funny portrait of the most beautiful role a woman can play, both on stage and in life."
"[Moeder by Peeping Tom]: virtuosity in service of emotion."
"Peeping Tom shows the circle of life in an odd but intriguing dance spectacle."
"Oscillating between humor and nightmare, Moeder is a work of art of rare uniqueness. " (video)
"One must accept to lose oneself in the meanders of this choreography about the unconscious of the thread of the maternal figure ... [...] Aesthetics, dance, sound: everything is hypnotic in these dream paintings."
"Peeping Tom confirms that its shifted universe, which probes the unfathomable, which mixes laughter and melancholy, always touches us."
La Libre Belgique
"With Moeder (Mother) Peeping Tom reached into the eerily and unsuitable depths of the familial, maternal or rather human existence in general." "The dancers act grandiosely. With an absolute and very precise use of body control, they expand in continuously changing roles and grotesque sceneries." (audio)
"Disturbing, strong, yet strangely familiar, that's how Moeder (Mother) is."
Gazzetta di Reggio
“Because of the mixture of trauma and the grotesque, wit and disturbance, this is one of the most impressive performances that has been seen in this category for quite some time.”
"[Peeping Tom] surprises with powerful, poetic metaphors, that cut into the soul's flesh"
"Peeping Tom is more than an ensemble, they are a family and all their pieces are about family structures and love relationships, presented in hyperrealistic spaces by always enchanting figures - using a lot of slapstick and comedy, but always with a melancholic undertone."
"[They have] a style between virtuosity and the wild, praising the personal work of the dancers (acrobats?) playing with the plasticity of their bodies, skirting the limits of what is humanly possible and setting new models of what you can compose as a choreography."